There are also agencies that help job seekers prepare for and find jobs. Some charge for their services but those listed below are free.
netWORKri CAREER CENTERS
Focus: Helping unemployed RI adults find jobs
Locations: 1 Reservoir Ave, Providence; (also in West Warwick and Woonsocket)
Phone: 401-462-8900 Website: www.networkri.org
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00 Am – 4:00 PM; Fri 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Make an appointment: To make an appointment to sit with a job counselor, you first have to register online at EmployRI and fill out an online application. You can find both at the website: www.networkri.org/empadv.htm
Services: Workshops on interviewing skills, resume writing, and how to search for jobs on the state’s job board; job fairs with employers looking to hire workers; counselors to help you with the job search process. They also have a list of job training programs in Rhode Island that netWORKri will help pay for (up to $5,500) if you qualify. To determine if you qualify for training, you must first meet with a career counselor at netWORKri. To schedule an appointment, follow the steps above – “Make an Appointment”. (See Appendix for list of possible trainings. Note that some trainings cost more than the $5,500 that netWORKri will pay. If this is the case for the training you want, you would have to pay the difference.)
Fees: netWORKri services are free
Focus: matching unemployed Rhode Islanders with employers who are hiring.
Location: 30 Exchange Terrace, Providence
Phone: 401-680-5960 Website: https://skillsforri.com
Email: fill out the contact form on their website and staff will respond to your email
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 Am to 5:00 PM
Make an appointment: first you need to fill out the online resume form on their website
Services: online job listings, announcements of openings sent through email, help with matching job seekers to available positions